'I went from being the man to being manure'
The words of Chris Pronger, who has his first real sit down with someone in the California media in today's Los Angeles Times.
There's not much there that's earth-shattering, to be sure, but it's still worth a read. Among the more interesting tidbits, Pronger says there's no chance he'll request to move from Anaheim.
Pronger also addresses the rumours that hit the 'net soon after his trade request from Edmonton:
"People want to make up stuff? I'll go with that. If they want to make it up about me, that's fine. But if you start bringing in my family, you're starting to get a little close …"
Pronger has a theory about why the rumors began.
"It's to discredit me," he says. "Now I'm even more of a villain."